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CPH 185 Health Communication
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2018
SUN#:  None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Methods of communication in healthcare are covered. Topics include: health literacy, counseling, and motivational interviewing. Prerequisites: RDG100; acceptance into the CHW program or CPH department approval.

Prerequisites: RDG100; Acceptance into the CHW program or CPH department approval.

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Demonstrate how to access, explain, and use health-related information and services to make sound, thoughtful health decisions. (CLSOs 2,3,4)
2. (Comprehension Level) Explain how to tailor counseling and education materials to maximize client understanding. (CLSOs 1,2,3,4)
3. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate literacy and numeracy skill levels and implement strategies to facilitate understanding of educational materials in counseling sessions and in the community. (CLSOs 1,2,3,4)
4. (Synthesis Level) Create educational materials and counseling scenarios that address literacy levels for a given client and/or community. (CLSOs 1,2,3,4)
5. (Application Level) Demonstrate motivational interviewing techniques including empathy, reflective listening, rolling with resistance, agenda/goal setting, and increasing client/patient self-efficacy. (CLSOs 1,2,3,4)
6. (Analysis Level) Analyze and define the basics of an effective counseling relationship and broaden the understanding of one's own traits and skills that can affect the relationship. (CLSOs 1,2,3,4)
7. (Application Level) Demonstrate interpersonal skills needed for a productive counseling intervention and utilize effective counseling responses and literacy considerations. (CLSOs 1,2,3,4)
9. (Evaluation Level) Assess and demonstrate procedures for evaluating the counseling/motivational interviewing process. (CLSOs 2,3,4)

Internal/External Standards Accreditation